One of the two Norwegian ships sent on a humanitarian mission to the Mediterranean has rescued six hundred refugees on route from North Africa to Europe.
The jazz metal band Shining on Sunday performed a free concert on top of the Trolltunga, or the Troll’s Tongue, one of Norway’s most spectacular promontories, with the band’s guitarist claiming “I have never felt more Norwegian”.
Insects could be legally for sale in Swiss supermarkets starting next year after the federal food safety and veterinary office (BLV) proposed the commercialization of three species.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has applied yet again to study politics at the University of Oslo, and this time he probably has good enough grades to gain admission.
A man in Norway was injured on Saturday when his home-made kohlrabi cannon exploded.
Four-time Danish National Road Race winner Nicki Sørensen admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs ahead of the release of a major report on the scope of doping in Danish cycling.
Evidence showed both Israel and Palestinian militants committed war crimes during last year's Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report says, decrying "unprecedented" devastation and human suffering.
The financial assets of one of Syria's wealthiest men — a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — will remain frozen in Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court said in a statement.
One person was killed and another seriously injured when a rubber dinghy carrying migrants headed for Italy came under fire off the Libyan coast on Monday, Italian media reported.
In nearly three fourths of cases investigated by immigration authorities, refugees who claimed to be minors were found to be adults upon further examination but global statistics show that knowing one's age is not always so simple.
Police have tracked down a third of the strawberries stolen in one of Sweden's most high-profile fruit-related heists ever.
More and more companies across Germany are taking part in so called "Firmenläufe" - company runs – as a way to bring colleagues together and give everyone a chance to show the boss who's boss.
Swedish police have expressed concern over increasing violence after another shooting and an explosion rocked Malmö in southern Sweden over the weekend.
UPDATED: Muslim store owners have been forced to scrap the "gender ban" at their grocery store in Bordeaux, after it caused outraged across France.
Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the "insufficient" progress in resolving the Ukraine crisis after a telephone conversation Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a source close to the French president.
In a bid to breathe new life into French politics, the government is considering setting an upper age cap of 70 on the country’s politicians and limiting time in office to three terms.
Cats are among the most popular pets in Sweden. But more than 100,000 of the furry creatures are believed to have been abandoned by their former owners, according to animal rights organizations.
Many of the jobs that have traditionally been filled by women in Denmark are increasingly being taken by male foreigners, a new study has shown.
With the Eastern High Court's decision on Monday, Sam Mansour risks becoming the first ever Dane to be stripped of citizenship for his crimes.
A cat has become an internet sensation after hitching a ride on a light air craft over French Guiana and living to tell the tail.
Sweden has been ranked the 13th most peaceful country in the world by a global peace index, down from 11th in 2014.
Ahora Madrid announced last week that it would be giving up the city council´s private box at the prestigious Las Ventas bullring, as well as its top seats at one of Spain's most famous theatres.
Swiss travel group Kuoni says it is selling its European tour operating activities to German retailer REWE but did not disclose the price.
Parma FC are set to drop into Serie D, the top tier of Italy's amateur leagues, after administrators received no takeover offers prior to a 1400 (1200 GMT) deadline on Monday.
Two opportunistic burglars have had the time of their lives at Phantasialand theme park near Cologne, and without going on any of the rides. The pair snuck into the park during a party and reportedly stole almost €1 million in cash.
After the Lola awards ceremony, the German version of the Oscars, two of the country's best known actors got into a fist fight at a Berlin restaurant.
The iconic cathedral of Milan has been damaged after being hit by a camera drone on Monday morning.
The Norwegian women’s football team has made a hilarious mockumentary attacking gender stereotypes, admitting they “suck, plain and simple”
His ratings are still in the doldrums and the economy is still stagnant, yet French President Francois Hollande looks increasingly like he's already on the campaign trail for 2017.
A neighbour in a housing complex in the canton of Aargau was so annoyed by a couple’s noisy love-making he went public with his discontent in a bid to embarrass them into making less of a racket at night.
The board of British chocolate maker Thorntons said on Monday it had agreed a takeover deal by Italian rival Ferrero that values the firm at about £111.9 million (€156.2 million, $177.4 million).
Experts have rejected claims by Sweden's environment minister Åsa Romson that a loophole in the law allowed her to paint her boat using toxic paint.
In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local meets Stephanie Schulz, a German living in Valencia where she gives guided tours of the city.
An obese man has lodged a complaint after a taxi driver in Rome charged him extra, blaming a flat tyre on his excess weight.
A tiny northern Spanish town that for centuries has been named after a Jewish massacre has now officially been renamed to something much less ominous.
The Paris mayor’s war on cars moved up a gear this weekend, when she launched a bid to transform some of the city’s most historic squares – including Place de la Bastille in favour of pedestrians and children.
With the Queen's momentous State Visit to Germany drawing ever closer, the British Embassy has released a guide to the best opportunities to catch a glimpse of Her Maj'. There are three main chances, so don't miss out!
A hero mother who is afraid of heights has told The Local how she climbed ten metres up a tree to rescue her son Cazper, 5, who had scaled the trunk while pretending to be a monkey.
Two German men died in a mountain climbing accident in the canton of Graubünden at the weekend, police said on Monday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that without the agreement of Greece's creditors at the European Commission, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) there could be no new agreement on bailout funds.
A British woman, described as an experience paraglider, died on Sunday in the Sierra de Líjar southern Spain after her parachute collapsed shortly after take-off.
A lego tower erected in Milan stands an impressive 35.05 meters high, breaking the previous record of 34.76 meters held by a tower built in Budapest.
The husband of a Danish woman has been arrested after she was found dead with bruises and wounds in a hotel room in southern Spain.
The prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, regarded as one of the world's best orchestras, has chosen 43-year-old Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko as its new chief conductor, media reports said Monday.
Bereaved parents of a three-year-old boy who died from a bacterial infection have said they believe their son would still be alive if doctors working at the emergency telephone services had reacted properly and not taken so long to come to their house.
Parliament's military commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels said on Monday that it is time for Germany to finally begin spending enough on its armed forces.
Over ten thousand French school pupils have signed a petition calling for the education minister to strike out an "impossible" question from the English exam in this year's French high school baccalaureate.
Switzerland have been knocked out of the Women's World Cup following a 0-1 defeat to hosts Canada in front of almost 54,000 spectators in Vancouver, most of them cheering on the home team.
Authorities in Barcelona are searching for two youths who stole a tour bus and took it on a joy ride around the Catalan city, before crashing and fleeing the scene.
Mayors, business leaders and tourism officials warn that there will be dire consequences if Denmark implements stricter border controls in the wake of the Danish People's Party's ascension to power.
The country was narrowly beaten by Iceland, while its other Nordic neighbors also featured in the top 20.
The head of the cantonal government of Ticino is warning that the border with Italy will have to be closed to refugees to stem the tide of asylum seekers entering Switzerland.
Italians have taken to Facebook to express their horror and disbelief at some of the most shocking dishes passed off as Italian in America and beyond.
A French drug convict lost an appeal against his death sentence on Monday, but his lawyers vowed to fight on and prevent yet another foreigner from facing the firing squad in Indonesia.
As Graz residents still recover from the shock of Saturday's tragedy, the leader of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache has come under fire for his comments about the nationality of the driver behind the attack.
Around 5,000 people joined a Berlin demonstration on Sunday by a controversial protest group which dug mock graves in front of parliament to highlight Europe's deadly migration crisis, police said.
With EU leaders due in Brussels for a make or break summit aimed at avoiding a Greek exit from the eurozone, a majority of the French public say they are against the country leaving the bloc. Germans however think differently.
Al-Jazeera reported on Monday afternoon that their journalist Ahmed Mansour, held in custody in Berlin since Saturday, has been released without charge.
Spain's opposition Socialists on Sunday named party chief Pedro Sánchez as their candidate to run for prime minister in a year-end general election in which upstart parties are expected to make inroads.
For the first time, Lund University has scored a place in the top 50 universities in the world for postgraduate courses in finance.
The French Twittersphere went into a frenzy on Sunday when disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn appeared to make his entry on to the social media channel with the intriguing words “Jack is Back”.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande played down tensions on Sunday over a migrant crisis which has seen hundreds of asylum seekers blocked at the border between the two countries.
For this week's My Swedish Career feature, Irina Jingqi Liu from China tells of her struggles to make it on Stockholm's start-up scene.
Sweden’s Security Service (Säpo) has warned that growing numbers of muslims are funding trips to Syria with money secured via text message loans secured in Sweden.
A "mentally unbalanced" man who ploughed his 4x4 into a pedestrian street in the Austrian city of Graz, killing three people including a young boy, was questioned by authorities on Sunday, prosecutors said.